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West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Samba on Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:55 pm

Monday 16/04/18 8pm

Yes, Shaqiri is a very good player in that he's got a superb left leg & foot on him. He can definitely hurt any opposition. He's let down a bit though, by appearing to be about 3 stone overweight..

No offence to Stoke fans but if we can't beat this mob, at home, our players should be taken out & shot..
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby wolf359 on Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:59 pm

Samba wrote:No offence to Stoke fans but if we can't beat this mob, at home, our players should be taken out & shot..

BBC report Stoke in recent times are better than their results, I don't expect this to be easy.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Alan Pardew's Dad on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:02 pm

Win this and I think we have enough points to stay up.

Stoke have been poor. We have shown signs of improvement. They can't score and leak goals.

That can only mean one thing.

0-1 to Stoke.

It's the West Ham way.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:06 pm

Someone's going to post it, Crouch will score
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:09 pm

Collins and Hernandez will start in place of Cresswell (injured) and Fernandes (benched).

Lanzini, and possibly Carroll, on the bench.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:11 pm

I think Stoke are showing a lot of improvement of late under Paul Lambert , they were matching Arsenal until Wenger's side scored from a dodgy penalty after Martins Indi got his toe to the ball first , and again against Tottenham they should have at least got a draw . In Butland , Martins Indi , Shawcross , Allen , Diouf and Shaqiri they have a decent side and we shouldn't underestimate them - having said that I fully expect us to win this game and secure those much needed three points .
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby sendô on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:14 pm

Remember when we thrashed them up at their gaff and Arnie ran all over them?

See where they are in the table?

Notice that they've not won for 9 games?

Witness our decent point at the Bridge?

Nailed on 0-1 defeat.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Hammer Laffers on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:17 pm

Concerned Arnie won’t be fit for this. Started to feel his hamstring last weekend and the did the same after 5 minutes.

Won’t feel as confident if he is ruled out.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Pop Robson on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:22 pm

Arnie is almost like a one man team

No Arnie no win
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Samba on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:23 pm

You're all harshing my buzz, guys! :lol:
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Monkey Magic on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 pm

No mugs, played well last couple of games and fighting for their lives. Make no mistake, this will not be a walkover and the last couple of games may well have clouded our judgement of ourselves somewhat. Undoubtedly a bigger game for them than us - they know they’re down if they lose. Would we take a point right now? I’d be tempted...
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Georgee Paris on Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:09 pm

—————-Hernandez——
——Lanzini——————Arnie
——kouyate——noble——Mário
Cresswell—-ogbonna—-rice—-Zabaleta
———-——-Hart/Adrián———-
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby stu1 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:38 am

Assuming that Lanzini is fit but Creswelll is injured, however if both are fit I’m not sure who I’d drop out of Mario and Kouyate.

Hernandez deserves to start whilst Arnie must play central. I see a few posters suggesting that Arnie be moved out wide to accommodate Hernandez....absolute madness. When someone is playing as well as Arnie is you don’t change his position and increase his defensive responsibilities.

——————Hart
—-Kouyate—Oggy—-Rice
Zabaleta———————-Arthur
——————Noble
———-Mario——Lanzini
——-Hernandez—-Arnie
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby hammerman11 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:13 am

hart
rice oggy cresswell
zab noble kouyate lanzini masuaka
arnie Hernandez

I am assuming cresswell will be fit if not ginge to the rescue. shame reece burke is on loan !

subs Adrian, evra, Collins Mario Cullen hughill holland

2-0 hammers arnie and Hernandez

another must win game !!!!
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby artlin on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:39 am

Agree with Monkey Magic. They will be up for it. DM really needs to muster the troops for this one.

I would settle for a draw.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby szola on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:43 am

Three points would be delightful. After yesterday's draw, I fancy us staying in the money league if we don't lose the game against Stoke.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby hammerman11 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 am

we need to win it a draw is no good with man city man united arsenal and Leicester still to play. everton at home should yield a point but they are a dangerous side to rely on beating

beat stoke takes us to 37 points a few more still needed but we should be ok
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby Al Fisti on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:02 am

We will ravage them

5-0
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby hammerman11 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:18 am

hope so.
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Re: West Ham United v Stoke City: Match Thread

Postby kitthehammer on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:43 am

Well we've proven a few times this season that we can balls it up against teams we think we should beat so this isn't going to be easy. But we definitely need 3 points as we still wont be safe even if we get them.
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